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13 Best Current Events Books

Discover the latest and most captivating current events books, covering a wide range of topics and offering insightful perspectives.



by Andy Ngo

4.8 (6141 reviews)

What is Unmasked about?

"Unmasked" by Andy Ngo delves into the secretive world of Antifa, exposing their radical ideology and tactics aimed at dismantling democracy. Drawing from his own experiences as a journalist and eyewitness, Ngo uncovers the inner workings of this controversial movement, shedding light on their violent protests, censorship efforts, and the dangerous consequences they pose to free speech and civil liberties. This eye-opening book offers a comprehensive exploration of Antifa's mission to undermine democratic values.

Who should read Unmasked

  • Individuals interested in understanding the ideology and tactics of Antifa.

  • Political activists seeking insights into the threats against democracy.

  • Readers curious about the impact of Antifa on contemporary society.


The Only Plane in the Sky

by Garrett M. Graff

4.8 (4164 reviews)

What is The Only Plane in the Sky about?

"The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11" by Garrett M. Graff is a poignant and comprehensive account of the tragic events that unfolded on September 11, 2001. Through a collection of firsthand testimonies from survivors, witnesses, and responders, the book offers a deeply personal and emotional narrative, shedding light on the harrowing experiences and the enduring impact of one of the darkest days in American history.

Who should read The Only Plane in the Sky

  • History enthusiasts seeking a comprehensive account of the 9/11 attacks.

  • Survivors and families of victims looking for personal narratives.

  • Students and researchers studying the impact of terrorism on society.


Don’t Burn This Book

by Dave Rubin

4.7 (3635 reviews)

What is Don’t Burn This Book about?

In this thought-provoking book, the author challenges readers to embrace critical thinking and individuality in a world plagued by irrationality. With wit and insight, he explores the dangers of groupthink, cancel culture, and political correctness, urging readers to question prevailing narratives and form their own opinions. Through personal anecdotes and compelling arguments, "Don't Burn This Book" serves as a rallying cry for intellectual independence and the preservation of free speech in an increasingly polarized society.

Who should read Don’t Burn This Book

  • Individuals seeking to challenge prevailing narratives and think critically.

  • Those interested in understanding the dangers of groupthink and echo chambers.

  • Readers looking for practical advice on navigating ideological polarization.


No One is Too Small to Make a Difference

by Greta Thunberg

4.7 (1108 reviews)

What is No One is Too Small to Make a Difference about?

In this powerful collection of speeches, a young activist fearlessly addresses the urgent global crisis of climate change. Greta Thunberg's passionate words inspire readers to take action, as she emphasizes that every individual, regardless of age or status, has the power to make a difference. With unwavering determination, Thunberg's book serves as a rallying cry for a sustainable future, urging us all to join the fight against environmental destruction.

Who should read No One is Too Small to Make a Difference

  • Young activists seeking inspiration and guidance on climate action.

  • Environmentalists looking for a powerful call to action against climate change.

  • Individuals interested in understanding the impact of individual actions.


I Am Malala

by Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb

4.6 (13261 reviews)

What is I Am Malala about?

This powerful memoir tells the inspiring story of a young girl who defied the Taliban in her fight for education. Set in Pakistan, the book follows Malala Yousafzai's journey from a peaceful childhood to becoming an advocate for girls' education. Despite facing threats and violence, Malala's unwavering determination led to a tragic attack that only strengthened her resolve. This gripping account sheds light on the importance of education and the resilience of the human spirit.

Who should read I Am Malala

  • Students and young adults interested in the fight for education.

  • Activists and advocates for women's rights and education.

  • Individuals seeking inspiration from stories of courage and resilience.



by Brian Stelter

4.6 (5103 reviews)

What is Hoax about?

In this eye-opening exposé, Brian Stelter delves into the intricate web of deceit spun by Donald Trump and Fox News. With meticulous research and compelling evidence, Stelter reveals how the powerful alliance between the former president and the media giant has perpetuated a dangerous distortion of truth. From the birth of "fake news" to the manipulation of public opinion, this book uncovers the alarming consequences of this unholy alliance on American democracy.

Who should read Hoax

  • News enthusiasts seeking an in-depth analysis of the relationship between Donald Trump

  • Fox News

  • and the distortion of truth.

  • Political science students interested in understanding the impact of media manipulation on public discourse.

  • Individuals concerned about the erosion of truth in modern politics and media.


The Undocumented Americans

by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

4.6 (2007 reviews)

What is The Undocumented Americans about?

"The Undocumented Americans" is a powerful and eye-opening book that sheds light on the lives and struggles of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Through personal narratives and in-depth reporting, the author, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, explores the untold stories of individuals living in the shadows, highlighting their resilience, dreams, and contributions to American society. This poignant and timely work challenges stereotypes and offers a compassionate perspective on the undocumented experience.

Who should read The Undocumented Americans

  • Immigrants seeking to understand the challenges faced by undocumented Americans.

  • Advocates and activists working towards immigration reform and social justice.

  • Anyone interested in gaining a deeper insight into the immigrant experience.


Apollo’s Arrow

by Nicholas Christakis, Ph.D.

4.6 (1091 reviews)

What is Apollo’s Arrow about?

In this thought-provoking book, a renowned scholar explores the profound and lasting effects of the coronavirus pandemic on our lives. Drawing on historical examples and scientific insights, the author delves into the social, political, and cultural transformations triggered by the virus. From the impact on our relationships and behavior to the reshaping of institutions and economies, "Apollo's Arrow" offers a compelling analysis of how COVID-19 has forever altered the way we live.

Who should read Apollo’s Arrow

  • Individuals interested in understanding the long-term societal implications of COVID-19.

  • Public health professionals seeking insights into the future of pandemics.

  • Sociologists and anthropologists studying the effects of global crises.


The Uninhabitable Earth

by David Wallace-Wells

4.5 (3640 reviews)

What is The Uninhabitable Earth about?

"The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming" by David Wallace-Wells is a thought-provoking and urgent exploration of the devastating consequences of climate change. Through a meticulous analysis of scientific research and real-world examples, the book paints a grim picture of a future plagued by extreme heatwaves, rising sea levels, mass extinctions, and societal collapse. Wallace-Wells challenges readers to confront the harsh realities of our changing planet and emphasizes the need for immediate action to mitigate the impending catastrophe.

Who should read The Uninhabitable Earth

  • Environmental activists and policymakers concerned about the future of our planet.

  • Individuals seeking a comprehensive understanding of the devastating effects of climate change.

  • Students and researchers studying the impact of global warming.


She Said

by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

4.5 (2594 reviews)

What is She Said about?

"She Said" is a powerful exposé that delves into the groundbreaking investigation by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, two investigative journalists, which ultimately sparked the #MeToo movement. This gripping book uncovers the shocking truth behind the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, shedding light on the courageous women who came forward and the obstacles they faced. With meticulous research and compelling storytelling, "She Said" unveils the profound impact of their reporting, igniting a global movement for justice and accountability.

Who should read She Said

  • Anyone interested in the #MeToo movement and its impact.

  • Journalists and reporters seeking insights into investigative journalism.

  • Individuals looking to understand the power dynamics behind sexual harassment.


Wuhan Diary

by Fang Fang

4.3 (341 reviews)

What is Wuhan Diary about?

"Wuhan Diary: Dispatches From A Quarantined City" is a poignant and intimate account of life during the COVID-19 lockdown in Wuhan, China. Written by Fang Fang, a renowned Chinese author, this book offers a firsthand perspective on the struggles, fears, and resilience of the city's residents. Through her daily journal entries, Fang Fang captures the emotional and physical toll of the pandemic, providing a powerful testament to the human spirit in times of crisis.

Who should read Wuhan Diary

  • Individuals interested in firsthand accounts of life during the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan.

  • Journalists and researchers studying the impact of the pandemic in Wuhan.

  • Readers seeking personal narratives that shed light on resilience and community spirit during challenging times.


A Very Stable Genius

by Philip Rucker, Carol Leonning

What is A Very Stable Genius about?

"A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America" delves into the tumultuous presidency of Donald Trump, exploring the impact of his unconventional leadership style on the nation. Written by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of Trump's presidency, highlighting key events, policy decisions, and the resulting consequences. Through meticulous research and interviews, the authors provide a thought-provoking examination of the challenges faced by America during this unprecedented era.

Who should read A Very Stable Genius

  • Political enthusiasts seeking an in-depth analysis of Donald Trump's presidency.

  • Journalists and historians interested in understanding the impact of Trump's leadership.

  • Citizens concerned about the state of American democracy under Trump.


On the Brink of New Chornobyl

by based on articles by Vox, BBC, The New York Times, The Guardian, Vice, Politico, and Radio Liberty

What is On the Brink of New Chornobyl about?

"On the Brink of New Chornobyl" is a gripping compilation of articles by renowned news outlets such as Vox, BBC, The New York Times, The Guardian, Vice, Politico, and Radio Liberty. This book delves into the alarming events and potential disasters that could lead to a new Chornobyl-like catastrophe. With in-depth analysis and expert insights, it sheds light on the pressing issues surrounding nuclear power, environmental risks, and the urgent need for global action.

Who should read On the Brink of New Chornobyl

  • Environmental activists and policymakers concerned about nuclear energy.

  • Journalists and researchers interested in the Chernobyl disaster.

  • General readers seeking a comprehensive understanding of Chernobyl's aftermath.